Justice Esther Kisakye accuses Chief Justice of confiscating a file containing her minority ruling on the Kyagulanyi petition.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Uganda ruled that former Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu will not pay costs for withdrawing his election petition challenging President Museveni’s 2021 win. However, one of the nine Judges in the Kyagulanyi petition Justice Esther Kisakye has accused the Chief Justice Owiny Dollo of confiscating her file containing her minority ruling on the petition withdrawal. “When I was appointed a judge of this court in 2009, I took a judicial oath and swore to protect the Constitution of Uganda. Chief Justice’s order to read my ruling at a later date is unconstitutional and that’s why I disobeyed it,” said Justice Kisakye. Justice Kisakye stated that she felt it was her constitutional duty to disobey the unlawful orders of the Chief Justice and to fulfill her duties as a member of this quorum. Justice Esther Kisakye says she was convinced that the applicants reason for being held at the premise and not be able to file in time for the petition was true which later court squashed and ruled against reality. CC:MATOOKEREPUBLIC

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